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DFO reviewing cod quota policy after report says it may encourage dangerous fishing

Fisheries and Oceans Canada said it will be taking a long, hard look at its regulations after a report said a few of the department’s policies could be putting pressure on harvesters to fish in dangerous conditions. The report was issued in late November by the Transportation Safety Board after an investigation into the death of four fishermen from Shea Heights whose boat went down in the waters off Cape Spear. click here to read the story 11:32

Newfoundland fishing tragedy claims members from three generations of St. John’s family

nfldsearch-jpg-size-custom-crop-1086x782Former NHLer Terry Ryan laughed through tears Wednesday, recalling how playing ball hockey with fishermen now lost off Newfoundland made him feel like the superstar he might have been. “I remember the first game, I got player of the game and they handed me a lobster,” said the 1995 first-round draft pick for the Montreal Canadiens. “They just loved the water. They loved fishing. They loved everything about it.” Ryan, who grew up in Mount Pearl, N.L., played ball hockey the last three years with commercial fisherman Keith Walsh and his buddy, Billy Humby. Both men, along with Keith’s son, Keith Walsh Jr., and his father Eugene Walsh were on board an open, seven-metre boat reported overdue Tuesday night before two bodies were recovered near St. John’s.  Read this sad story here 20:13